Strategic Industries

One of the most predominant characteristics of Andalusia‚Äôs economy is its diversity. This region is traditionally associated with produce and tourism.  Nevertheless, Andalusia offers much more than that, as it may easily be observed in its diverse offer of industrial goods, consumer goods and services.

The ‚ÄúStrategic Plans for the International Expansion of Andalusia's Economy‚ÄĚ, approved by economic and social agents gather the efforts of the Andalusian Government to open the Andalusian economy and companies to foreign markets. They pinpoint strategic sectors that show major potential for international growth and reflect the region‚Äôs diversification as well as industrial and technological development.

They are the following:

 

Produce:

Food

Beverages

Organic Products

Fresh Products

Flowers and Ornamental Plants

 

Services:

Engineering and Consulting

Environmental Services

Logistics

Information and Communications

Technology

Audiovisual

Spanish Language Education

Property Development

 

 

 

Consumer Goods:

Handcrafts and Gifts

Furniture and Decoration

Textile/Home

Clothing and Fashion

Leather Goods

Footwear

Jewelry

Flamenco World

Perfumes and Cosmetics

Stationery

Corporate Gifts

Audiovisual Production

Publishing

 

 

 

Industrial Goods:

Construction Materials

Computers

Agricultural Aids

Automotive

Medical Equipment and Biotechnology

Wood Industry

Containers

Electrical Materials

General Industry

Hospitality Equipment

Environmental Industry

Aerospace

 

 

 

 



International Commerce

EXPORTS (FOB) 2009
14,333,865 Thousand Euros

 Products Thousand Euros %/total
 Vegetables 1,696,623 11.80%
 Mineral oils 1,649,863 11.50%
 Oils 1,131,065
7.90%
 Fruits
1,007,536 7%
 Aircraft and space vehicles
1,060,486 5.60%
 Smelting, iron, steel
   744,021 5.20%
 Copper and articles there of    732,843 5.10%
 Electrical materials and equipment
   533,775 3.70%
 Organic chemical products    482,968 3.40%
 Canned vegetables and fruits    458,319 3.20%
 Rest
5,090,651
35.50%
 TOTAL 14,333,865 100%
 
Source: EXTENDA
2009 Provisional Data


Andalusian Export Destinations 2009

 Country  %total
 France  10.60%
 Germany  10.20%
 Portugal  9.80%
 Italy  7.80%
 United Kingdom
 6.70%
 Netherlands  4.20%
 M√©xico  4%
 USA  4%
 Morocco  3.60%
 Belgium  3.20%
   
 Rest  35.90%

Source: EXTENDA
2009 Provisional Data



IMPORTS (CIF) 2009
18, 009,136 Thousand Euros

 Products  Thousand Euros
 % total
 Mineral fuels  8,878,940  49.30%
 Minerals 1,212,159
 6.70%
 Machinery and equipment
753,609
 4.20%
 Smelting, iron, steel 523,739
 2.90%
 Electrical materials and equipment 498,563
 2.80%
 Organic chemical products 370,329
 2.10%
 Aircraft and space vehicles 322,535  1.80%
 Fish and seafood 316,034
 1.80%
 Other chemical products 277,982
 1.50%
 Plastics and parts there of 263,361
 1.50%
 
 
 Rest 4,591,884 25.50%
 TOTAL 18,009,136 100%

Source: EXTENDA

2009 Provisional Data


Andalusian Trade Balance (Thousand Euros)

   2005 2006
2007
2008
2009 (p)
 Exports  14,196,521 15,771,582
15,986,998
 16,832,878  14,333,865
 Imports  17,560,729  22,018,255  24,007,009  27,371,278  18,009,136
           
 Balance 80.84%
 71.63%  66.51%  61.50%  79.59%

Source: EXTENDA
Provisional data